Damian Catera is an interdisciplinary sound and media artist, and an electro-acoustic composer and improviser. Catera's work reflects interests in critical analysis, experimental composition/improvisation, and transmission. He has toured and exhibited his work the United States, Europe, and Asia. His primary mission as an artist is to blur disciplinary boundaries often utilizing appropriated material and algorithmic processing.
In recent years, Catera has performed solo improvised “decompositions” using computer-manipulated live radios as instrumentation in such venues as the New Museum of Contemporary Art and The Kitchen in New York City, the ZKM institute in Germany, and the Institute for Contemporary Art in Prague. As a collaborator, Catera has performed at the National Gallery in Prague, The Walker Center, and The Adler Planetarium.
Catera has exhibited sound installations and video pieces in a variety of forums including The Chelsea Museum, Art in General, ICMC ’96 in Hong Kong, and MediaForum 2003 in Moscow.
Catera holds and MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BA in Political Science from Siena College. He also studied electro-acoustic composition at Les Atelier UPIC, the Paris-based institute founded by composer Iannis Xenakis. He is represented by the Hogar Collection Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and is the recipient of a 2008 fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.